Public Works

Unsolicited Projects for the Big Dig

Measuring the urban aftermath of Boston’s Big Dig, this design and research book by Meejin Yoon and Meredith Miller documents the project’s distributed effects throughout the city. It analyzes the Big Dig’s impact on public space and illustrates fourteen speculative interventions by the firm MY Studio. Each of these is specific to the new parks that have emerged in the Big Dig’s wake. Collectively, the proposals expose, connect, and reconfigure the layered realms of highway tunnel and park surface, suggesting an infrastructural landscape where public space is weighed against public works.